A sustainable transportation system is one that:
Allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and with equity within and between generations;
Is affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy;
Limits emissions and waste within the planet's ability to absorb them, minimizes consumption of non-renewable resources, limits consumption of renewable resources to the sustainable yield level, reuses and recycles its components; and,
Minimizes the use of land and the production of noise.
Implement fleet management programs that reduce vehicle mileage, use optimal sized vehicles for each trip, and insure that fleet vehicles are maintained and operated in ways that reduce external costs (congestion, pollution, crash risk, etc.).
Consider shipping costs and externalities in product design, production and marketing, for example by minimizing excessive packaging and unnecessary delivery frequency, and relying on more local suppliers.
Change freight delivery times to reduce congestion.
Increase land use accessibility by clustering common destinations together, which reduces the amount of travel required for goods distribution.
Pricing and tax policies to encourage efficient freight transport.
WinSmart 2007 – City of Winnipeg: Baseline emissions data collection
PHEV2007 – 1st major conference on Plug-in hybrids globally Nov. 1-2 in Winnipeg
Plug-in Highway is a multiphase program, with utility, industry and university partnerships
Work on vehicle simulation, rapid prototyping and technical and social adoption issues, efficiency analysis and grid integration issues.
The Plug-in Highway Network is envisioned as an effective solution to personal and freight intra urban and short haul transportation.
Auto 21 – Vehicle Simulation - This proposed project is funded. Three separate teams from three universities coordinate data collection and simulation development. Phase 1 is managed by the Centre with academics, research associates and assistants.
WinSmart 2008-09 – Urban Transportation Show Program Winnipeg: many projects
Kids on the Move 3 Ontario - Ongoing
Kids on the Move Canada – by Province and municipality
NRCAN Driver Behaviour Study
Active Transport HUB – UW
Discussion Paper for the Sustainable Transportation Task Force STTF
SmartWay Partner – Freight Efficiency Initiatives
Manitoba Biodiesel Board. ED on Board: developing production and standards
MPI Sustainability Workshop: Engagement in Sustainability Projects
TDM Best Practices And Legacy Review: An applied research and proposed action plan to TransLink, VANOC the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Thanks C entre for S ustainable T ransportation at http://cst.uwinnipeg.ca/ http://www.pluginhighway.ca/